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Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Upcoming Professional Learning


Past Professional Learning

Upcoming Professional Learning

Upcoming LDA Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

August 2019 – Dr David Kilpatrick National Tour

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Save the dates: Perth - 12th August, Adelaide - 16th August, Melbourne -19 August, Cairns – 22 August, Sydney – 24th August. 

David will present full-day sessions focusing on how children learn to read words and why some struggle. Understanding word level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Once we understand how reading works and why some children struggle, the reasons why some commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits while others can yield very large gains for such students becomes clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.
Participants will:

  • learn what research shows about how word-reading skills develop,
  • learn why some students struggle in word-level reading, including those with severe reading disabilities,
  • learn how to evaluate students to determine precisely why they are struggling in reading,
  • learn how to be confident and capable in doing “dyslexia evaluations”,
  • learn why the most common intervention approaches yield limited outcomes,
  • learn about highly effective approaches to preventing and correcting reading difficulties,
  • will be provided with access to free follow-up materials.

Registration for all David Kilpatrick events will be open soon.

Cancellation Policy: LDA has a 'no refund' policy. The exception woud be if the event had to be cancelled. Registration can be transferred from one staff member to another if required. Please advise LDA of any changes.


Other Conferences and Research Seminars

This section provides a listing of non-LDA Conferences. Research Seminars and other professional learning opportunities of relevance to the area of learning difficulties. All external events are publicised at LDA's discretion, but LDA accepts no responsibility for their value or the evidence base of what may be promoted.

SPELD PD events

See individual state SPELD websites for information regarding relevant PD in the area of learning difficulties in each state.
For State SPELD contact details go to http://auspeld.org.au/state-associations

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Past Professional Learning

Past Professional Learning Events 2019

Dyscalculia and low numeracy: Strategies for teachers Presented by Ann Williams- Sunday 10th February 2019

An “ex chalkie” Ann aimed her D at the ‘regular’ teacher as years of experience have taught her to be practical. Ann’s presentation aimed to give teachers something they could use in their own teaching, the day after the PD. Ann’s presentation focused on the following areas:

  •  Dyscalculia: assessment and diagnosis
  • Concrete-pictorial- abstract approach – strategies and interventions
  • A demonstration of concrete materials and how these can be used with students

Past Conferences, Seminars & Workshops

Past Professional Learning Events, 2019

Past Professional Learning Events, 2018

Past Professional Learning Events, 2017

Past Professional Learning Events. 2016

Past Professional Learning Events. 2015

Past Professional Learning Events, 2014

Past Professional Learning Events, 2013

Victorian Workshops 2012

Sir Jim Rose visit 2009

Past Conferences 1996-2008

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